Girl Scout Entrepreneurs in Kentucky Using Ingenuity for Safe, Social-distant Cookie Sales

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ERLANGER, KY– Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) kicked off the 2021 Girl Scout Cookie season earlier this year with safety in mind and using new digital tools:  Girl Scout Digital Cookie® and Smart Cookies Mobile App platform. Now, Kentucky Girl Scouts announces its participation in a national collaboration with food ordering and delivery platform Grubhub, for facilitation of contact-free cookie orders.

In Lexington and Northern Kentucky, consumers can order Girl Scout Cookies for pickup or delivery at or the Grubhub App on Fridays and Saturdays from 4-7pm both days, beginning February 5, 2021.  Kentucky Girl Scouts will manage e-commerce, track and fulfill orders, and manage inventory, all using Grubhub’s back-end technology. Grubhub is waiving all fees to make this new delivery option feasible, without reducing Kentucky Girl Scout troops’ and councils’ cookie sale proceeds.

Online Ordering Available February 1

Any Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati consumer who doesn’t already know a Girl Scout can purchase Girl Scout Cookies online for shipment to their door. Beginning February 1, customers can enter their zip code into the Girl Scout Cookie Finder to find a local troop to purchase from through the Digital Cookie platform for direct shipment or donation to local organizations. This additional contact-free method supports local girls while keeping their safety and skill building top-of-mind.

The Toast Yay!™ cookie,  which is exclusively offered by select councils – and only available locally from Kentucky Girl Scouts, is a French toast–inspired cookie dipped in icing and packed with rich flavor. The Toast-Yay! is available, along with other cookie favorites like Thin Mints® and Caramel deLites®.

Kentucky Girl Scouts are also using the new Smart Cookies Mobile App, a digital tool that allows girls to sell cookies and track progress from their mobile devices. If customers are looking for a local Girl Scout to purchase cookies from, head to the GSKWR website to be connected with a Girl Scout from your area:

Revenue from the Girl Scout Cookie program stays in Kentucky. Girl Scout Cookie sales represent over 80% of GSKWR’s annual operating budget. All proceeds are truly girl-focused, with 19% going toward camp programs and properties, 19% toward troop proceeds and rewards, and 33% toward membership, volunteer development and program support. The vital programming that is funded through Girl Scout Cookie season leaves a lifelong impact on Kentucky’s future leaders. 

About Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road

Recognized as the premier leadership opportunity for female ambition in Kentucky, Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) serves over 8,000 girls and young women in 66 Kentucky counties and 1 Ohio county.  With opportunities around the world, GSKWR advocates creativity and free choice, encouraging girls and young women to explore their passions and cultivate change through a focus on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and outdoor experiences. Through corporate partnerships in the State of Kentucky, GSKWR is creating a critical career pipeline of intelligent women leaders.  To learn more about how Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road is creating experiential and leadership opportunities for growth, please visit


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